After the candy's been inspected, the goopy Halloween makeup's been scrubbed off, and pajamas have replaced the costumes, put the kiddies safely to bed and settle in for a couple of stories about real life spooky characters - just for grown-ups.
At 10 PM on Halloween night, Ghost and Vampire Legends of Rhode Island examines the origins of mysteries around the Ocean State, including the wandering monk at Belcourt Castle, specters on Benefit Street, a burning ship off Block Island, and several more. Ghost and Vampire Legends of Rhode Island was nominated for a New England Emmy Award and won a first-place national Telly, and was the first independent documentary for 3rd Story Productions, Maria and Scott Saracen.
At 11 PM, we re-broadcast Lizbeth: A Victorian Nightmare, a documentary film by Bristol Community College film instructor, Ricardo Rebelo. The film explores the legend and lore of Lizzie Borden, the woman accused - and acquitted - of killing her father and stepmother with an ax. The documentary looks at not only the facts of the murder, but at the "popularity" of the crime and the culture of those who follow it.
WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits over the air on digital 36.1; Cox/Verizon/Full Channel 08; DirecTV 36; Dish Network 7776; ComCast subscribers, please check local listings for the channel number in your area.